Political News: W/C 19th April

Provisional parliamentary business has now been announced for this period, including the following that may be of relevance to you. Please note, the following may change at short notice. It is anticipated that Parliament will prorogue on Thursday 29 April ahead of the Queen's Speech on Tuesday 11 May.

 

House of Commons 

Monday 19 April 

Legislation: Finance Bill Committee (Day 1) (from 3:30pm) 

Tuesday 20 April  

Legislation: Finance Bill Committee (Day 2) (from 12:45pm) 

Education Committee (oral evidence session): Prison Education. Witnesses: Dame Sally Coates DBE; Rod Clark, former Chief Executive Officer, Prisoners’ Education Trust and panel member at Coates Review; Peter Stanford, Director, Longford Trust, and panel member at Coates Review. Location: Virtual meeting (10am) 

Justice Committee (oral evidence session): Covid-19 and the criminal law. Witnesses: Sir Jonathan Jones QC; Tristan Kirk; Joshua Rozenberg QC; Pippa Woodrow. Location: Virtual meeting (2:30pm) 

Wednesday 21 April 

Prime Minister’s Questions (12pm) 

Motion to Approve a Statutory Instrument relating to counter-terrorism (from 12:45pm) 

Deadline for Treasury Questions (on Tuesday 27 April) 

Thursday 22 April 

Business Questions (from 10:30am) 

Backbench Business: Debate on the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee, Eighth Report of Session 2019–21, on Government Transparency and Accountability During covid 19: The Data Underpinning Decisions (from 11:30am) 

Deadline for Prime Minister’s Questions (on Wednesday 28 April) 

House of Lords 

Monday 19 April 

No relevant business currently scheduled 

Tuesday 20 April 

No relevant business currently scheduled 

Wednesday 21 April 

Legislation: Domestic Abuse Bill – consideration of Commons amendments (from 12:30pm) 

Thursday 22 April 

No relevant business currently scheduled 

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